UAE announces plans to redevelop Sheikh Zayed Children’s Complex in Istanbul


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Ankara: The Ministry of Community Development of the UAE and the Zayed Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, along with the Ministry of Family and Social Services of Turkey, signed two memoranda of understanding to redevelop the Sheikh Zayed Children’s Complex in Istanbul. The UAE has committed Dh40.4 million ($11 million) to the scheme and in addition will work with Turkey to exchange expertise and best practice in the field of social work.

The announcement reaffirms the already strong ties between the UAE and Turkey, and the continued commitment to enhancing cooperation in support of protecting and uplifting the vulnerable and marginalized in society.

Reflecting on the announcement, Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chair of the International Humanitarian and Philanthropic Council, said: “Our partnership with Turkey reinforces the UAE’s legacy of compassion which began with our Founding Father and continues today. Through this partnership we demonstrate our dedication to supporting some of the most vulnerable people in society, children. In recognition of the importance of protecting children, we are honoured to support the redevelopment of the Sheikh Zayed Children’s Complex to ensure that there are safe spaces in which they can flourish and reach their potential in life.”